Why The Heck Not?
The latest mailing (we have yet to check the mailbox today) from the Town of Hempstead encourages residents to vacation in Hempstead Town during these tough economic times.
There's golfing, boating, museums, hiking trails. You name it.
Of course, the Town folk don't mention the ever-popular guided tour of the Covanta Waste Recovery Station (whose smoke stack has a claim to fame as the tallest structure on Long Island), or an overnight stay at one of Hempstead Town's fabled no-tell hotels. [May we recommend the Long Beach Motor Inn?]
Hey, you can't cover all the bases in a full-color mailing, or even on the Town's website, which beckons vacationers with the tag line, "It's all happening in Hempstead Town!"
The "it" in "it's all happening" is, of course, open to interpretation.
As much as we like to poke fun at the Town of Hempstead, and its jolly Supervisor, smiling Kate Murray (all well-deserved, to be sure), we've got to admit, a staycation in Hempstead Town, with its pristine beaches, beautiful parks, and breathtaking vistas, isn't such a bad idea at that.
So, this summer, all of you Town of Hempstead residents, play where your tax dollars are supposed to be working.
Tell them smiling Kate Murray sent you!
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For information on the Town of Hempstead's "vacation" spots, visit the Office of Tourism at http://toh.li/content/rc/tourism.html. Click HERE to request brochures.